Jessica and Larry had literally the most amazingly beautiful wedding and more importantly (for me!) they also designed the day around the photography so shooting their wedding was SUCH a joy!!!! They started with a First Look and left over two full HOURS for pictures with the bride and groom as well as the bridal party before the ceremony began. They also set aside time after the ceremony for family formals which were taken outside on the rooftop terrace at the Wyndham. It was such a dream to shoot without the scary “tick-tock” going on in the back of my mind!
Besides being a dream to work with because of timing, Jessica and Larry are just great people! SUCH a pleasure to work with and shoot – I am so blessed with such wonderful clients. They never once questioned anything I asked them to do and just smiled all day. Jessica’s beaming smile and Larry’s laugh helped make the day purely magical. I had a feeling they were going to be awesome though after their super fun engagement session in July.
I have to also give mad props to a past bride of mine, Meghan, whom I got to work with for the first time as a wedding coordinator. She did an AMAZING job and I can’t wait to work with her again in January!
Thanks to Jessica and Larry for a great day!!!! It was an immense joy working with you both!
Vendors I was honored to work with:
Cake Artist: Wild Flour Bakery
Ceremony/Reception/Catering: Wyndham at Playhouse Square
DJ: TKO Entertainment
Florist: Hosanna Designs
Salon: Charles Scott Rocky River
Wedding Planner: The Savvy Bride
If you’ve followed my blog at all, you’ll know that I’m a shoe girl. So imagine my glee when I saw Jessica’s AMAZING shoes!!! These were simply STUNNING!
Her bracelet and earrings were also stunning. Yes, that is my Shootsac cover (my second obsession after shoes)… which happened to exactly match the bridesmaids clutches that were a gift from the bride. How awesome is THAT?
Jessica and Larry wrote each other letters to open before the wedding. I love when bride and grooms do this as it makes for not only sweet memories but amazing photos full of emotion.
Another shot of the shoes but really, these beauties deserve more than one showing.
Larry waiting patiently with his groomsman for Jessica to come down for their First Look.
You can tell that Larry’s anxious…
A teary moment that is too perfect for words.
After their emotional moment seeing each other, they hopped on a limo bus and headed off to the Cultural Gardens for some pictures. Originally they wanted to go to a few locations but they quickly decided that they’d rather use the time for pictures instead of driving around. Wise choice 😉 Here’s the entire bridal party lined up and looking fabulous!
Another shot of their beautimous bridal party!
Jessica and her bridesmaids were so beautiful!!! I really just adored their dresses.
Larry and his groomsman also looked dashing in their tuxes.
Props to David Beckstead for teaching me to look for and capture the moments that happen between poses as they are often the images that will take your breath away. I loved this moment of Jessica enjoying just being a bride and gazing at her bouquet while waiting for another bridesmaid to make her way over for a posed image of the two of them.
Another “in between” moment as Jessica and Larry walk to the location for the next photo.
Chatting while I snap away!
Remember the whole “in between” thing? Here it is again… and it makes for a great image that makes me giggle every time I see it! Almost EVERY SINGLE Groom I’ve met does this!
Have I mentioned how much I loved working with these two yet??
This is what I like to call the “Mom” shot – because even though I love the moments I know that you have to have some of these type of shots in there as well.
I took a shot with Jessica and Larry during their engagement shoot that they loved with the water fountain so I had to recreate a similar image for their wedding!
If you had to ask me what “one thing” went wrong at their wedding (there is always ONE thing – however small!) this would be it. Just as Jessica and her Dad made their way down the aisle one of the flower girls took off out of her mother’s arms and wanted to play with Jessica. She was quickly captured and it made for a moment no one will forget… so is it really wrong? Or just something that made it memorable? Either way, if this is the worst thing that happens the day of your wedding I think that you are pretty darned lucky!
Exchanging the rings.
Jessica needed an extra push from Larry to get it on tight!
Often “The Kiss” is the most emotional moment and anticipated moment… but personally – I love the hugs afterward more than the kiss!
SO many stunning details were at their wedding that I can’t possibly blog all of them, however I have to show a few!!! The favor was the yummy and always awesome candy buffet that was color coordinated with their wedding.
The reception room was absolutely breathtaking!!!
My personal favorite element though of the wedding was the fabulous bridal party table which featured multiple candles.
Detail shots wouldn’t be complete without one ring shot right??
Toasting to the new Mr & Mrs!
The first dance.
Larry showing off his mad dancing skills to “Thriller.” Color me impressed!
Jessica and her bridesmaids liven up the dance floor!
Meghan and her assistant Shamika show Jessica how to do the Cupid Shuffle and if you look closely, you’ll see another wedding planner out there who was enjoying being a guest that night 🙂
Thanks again to Jessica and Larry for a lovely day!!!!
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